First Bus introduces service improvements to Bradford-Leeds route

  • 72 and X6 services to have earlier start and late bus up to midnight

First West Yorkshire has announced changes to its 72 and X6 services between Bradford and Leeds from Sunday 3 September which will see an increase in early morning trips and late journeys up to midnight.

The changes have been made to support communities with better connectivity for work, education and leisure trips.

Full details of the changes can be found on the website

Kayleigh Ingham, Commercial Director of First West Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to introduce these enhancements to the network with more frequency and better reliability for customers. 

“Our network team has worked hard to develop these improvements. We are excited to see the customer reaction to greater frequency and anticipate growing the number of passengers travelling with us.”

Specialist scheduling software has been used to create the new timetables.


Notes to editors

Media enquiries to Richard Harrison, PR Manager, First Bus North & West Yorkshire 07973 668116  

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